Addiction · Uncategorized

Recovery: letting the past go

Recovery from addiction is challenging: you miss the past, parts of it at least, and the future can be downright scary.  This worksheet is a strange, colorful, and fancy 6-page tool-kit to help the reader maneuver through grief of letting the past go (mourning the loss of addiction) -- while working towards an exciting future.… Continue reading Recovery: letting the past go

Addiction · Coping skills & self-soothing · Uncategorized

Choosing life over addiction: relapse prevention plan

Addiction handouts, relapse prevention plan. Relapse prevention plan.  This is an "alternative" two-page worksheet helping people in recovery maneuver through those difficult moments.  Page one focuses on identifying warning symptoms and triggers, reviewing negative effects of drugs/alcohol, and the exciting effects of staying clean/sober.  Page two is aimed at urge management.  Ideally the handout would… Continue reading Choosing life over addiction: relapse prevention plan

Addiction · Friendship · Uncategorized

When somebody you care about is an addict

Substance abuse affects everyone involved, not just the addict.  The addict's personality has changed.  They tend to lie and ask for money and care little about quality time with those who care about them.  They may do and say things that upset others and leave the family ashamed or angry. Blood relationships and friendships are… Continue reading When somebody you care about is an addict